Chehaw's Zoo Reopens

Staff Report From Albany CEO

Thursday, May 21st, 2020

After closing in March, Chehaw’s Zoo will reopen to the public May 21, 2020. The Park portion of Chehaw successfully reopened to guests the previous weekend. The Park is open daily from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and the Zoo is open daily from 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. The Play Park and Splash Park remain closed until further notice. We anticipate that these will reopen as federal, state, and local regulations allow.

As part of our commitment to the continued well-being of our guests, team members, and the animals in our care, and in ongoing efforts to assist our community in preventing the spread of COVID-19, we have implemented enhanced protocols and procedures you will notice during your visit.

Guests are strongly encouraged to wear masks when interacting with staff and other guests. Chehaw team members will be wearing masks throughout your visit.

We encourage credit card payments over cash. We do accept all major credit cards.

We are frequently cleaning and disinfecting touchpoints, buildings, and restrooms using a solution approved by the (CDC).

Directional signage has been implemented in the Zoo to keep people separated.

Ticketing, Gift Shop, and Concession interactions have been modified to minimize contact.

We are doing all we can to promote a healthy environment, and in doing so, we also rely on you to keep recommended self-care in mind for your safety and the safety of others.

If you or a member of your party are feeling unwell, please visit us another time.

Do not gather in groups of more than 10.

Help us promote social distancing by remaining at least six feet away from others who are not part with your party and following the directional signage in the Zoo.

Wash your hands often, using soap and water, for a minimum of 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, the CDC recommends a hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.

If you must cough or sneeze, please do so into your elbow, not into your hand or into the air.

Government health organizations currently recommend that persons ages 65 and older, persons who reside in senior care facilities or long-term care facilities, or persons with underlying medical conditions stay home or maintain distance from others.